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Modeling as Social Practice

Modeling – the creation of simplified or abstract representations of the world – is something that people do in many different ways and for many different reasons, and is a social practice. This is true even in the case of … Continue reading

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Participatory Models Need to Include Cultural Models

Participatory modeling has at its heart the goal of engaging and involving community stakeholders. It aims to connect academic environments and the communities we want to understand and/or help. Participatory modelling approaches include: use facilitators, provide hands-on experiences, allow open … Continue reading

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Synthesis of knowledge about participatory modeling

How do a group’s perceptions change over time, when members across a range of institutions are brought together at regular intervals to synthesize ideas? Synthesis centers have been established to catalyze more effective cross-disciplinary research on complex problems, as described … Continue reading

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The Tactics of Collaboration

Understanding the tactics of collaboration can help make the unique value of working well together real. It’s important because the whole — all of us, humanity — can be greater than the sum of our parts. We often discuss collaboration … Continue reading

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All Our Ideas – A Suggestion Box for the Digital Age

All Our Ideas is a platform that enables groups to collect and prioritize ideas in a transparent, democratic, and bottom-up way. It’s a suggestion box for the digital age. You can use All Our Ideas to create a website where … Continue reading

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Movimentos Sociais – Participação social como política de Estado

Em seminário inédito sobre presença da sociedade na construção de políticas públicas, Secretaria Geral da Presidência colhe propostas para elaborar projeto de lei sobre Política Nacional de Participação Social. Militantes cobram influência na política econômica e orçamento mais participativo. Objetivo … Continue reading

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The Iceland Constitutional Council on a Participatory Constitution

The bill starts with a prologue and contains a total of 114 articles in 9 chapters. The bill’s prologue starts with the following words: „We, who inhabit Iceland, want to create a fair society, where everyone is equal. Our different … Continue reading

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How Peer to Peer Communities will Change the World

Read In reality, the term P2P refers, since a long time now, to the range of solutions, paradigms and approaches focusing on co-design (collaborative design) and co-creation, openness and freedom: that is, each decentralized, shared, distributed, equal mean to provide … Continue reading

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Mob rule: Iceland crowdsources its next constitution

Read Country recovering from collapse of its banks and government is using social media to get citizens to share their ideas. It is not the way the scribes of yore would have done it but Iceland is tearing up the … Continue reading

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Youth participation and community change

Read Young people become empowered by their participation in the institutions and decisions that affect their lives–which in turn can lead to real positive change in the community. Youth Participation and Community Change presents leading authorities providing the latest research … Continue reading

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